Upcoming Events

Latin American History Seminar: Empire in retreat: Past, Present and Future of the United States

Tuesday, 24 April, 2018 -
16:00 to 17:30
Rothermere American Institute, 1a South Parks Road

Victor Bulmer-Thomas is Emeritus Professor of London University, Honorary Professor at the Institute of the Americas, UCL, and Associate Fellow in the United States and Americas Programme, Chatham House. He has been a Director of the J.P.

Victor Bulmer-Thomas, UCL and London University

His Excellency Orville London, High Commissioner for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago

Tuesday, 1 May, 2018 -
12:00 to 14:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

His Excellency Orville London was born in the village of Parlatuvier in Tobago, the smaller of the two islands in the twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago.  He obtained his primary school education at the Whim Anglican Primary School, and secondary education at Bishop’s High School in Mt.

Substantial Solidarity Bridges? A Historical Analysis of Spain’s Role in the Consolidation of a EU — Latin America Partnership

Wednesday, 2 May, 2018 -
12:30 to 13:45
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Dr. Cristina Blanco Sío-López is Santander Fellow in Iberian and European Studies at the European Studies Centre – St. Antony’s College of the University of Oxford, where she works on a research project dedicated to the History of the EU’s Free Movement of Persons.

Cristina Blanco Sío-López

Latin American History Seminar: A Southerner South of the Border: How William Jenkins Became Mexico’s Richest Industrialist

Thursday, 3 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Andrew Paxman completed a PhD in History at UT Austin. From 2009 to 2013 he taught history at Millsaps College in Mississippi. He is a research professor at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) in Mexico, where he teaches history and journalism.

Andrew Paxman, CIDE, Mexico

Book Launch: Time, Science and the Critique of Technological Reason. Essays in Honour of Hermínio Martins

Friday, 4 May, 2018 -
12:45 to 14:00
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Hermínio Martins (1934-2015) was a fellow at the Latin American Centre, St Antony’s College, since his appointment in 1971 until his retirement in 2001. This festschrift commemorates Martins legacy, introducing his wide-ranging contributions to the social sciences.

Latin American History Seminar: The Representation of Spanish American Interests at the Imperial Court in the Age of the Bourbon Reforms, c. 1750-1808

Thursday, 17 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Álvaro Caso Bello is a Ph.D. candidate in History at Johns Hokpins University, having previously completed an M.A. in History at Hopkins. He recently co-edited, with Gabriel Paquette, a new edition of Gaspar Melchor de Jovellanos’ most influential writings in G.M.

Alvaro Caso Bello, Johns Hopkins University

Latin American History Seminar: Challenging the Imperial Narrative: the Spanish-Aztec Encounter

Monday, 21 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Matthew Restall is a Colonial Latin American Historian with areas of specialization in Yucatan and Mexico, Guatemala and Belize, Maya history, the Spanish Conquest, and Africans in Spanish America.

Matthew Restall, Pennsylvania State University

Latin American History Seminar: Luisa Coleta and the Capuchin Friar: Slavery, Salvation, and the Adjudication of Status (Havana, 1817)

Thursday, 31 May, 2018 -
17:00 to 18:30
LAC Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk, Oxford

Rebecca J. Scott is Charles Gibson Distinguished University Professor of History and Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. She studies slavery, emancipation, and citizenship in both Latin America and the United States. Along with Jean M.

Rebecca J. Scott, University of Michigan


Past Events

LAC Film Series Preview: A Festa da Menina Morta (The Dead Girl's Feast)

Wednesday, 12 February, 2014 -
17:30 to 19:30
Latin American Centre Seminar Room, 1 Church Walk

Matheus Nachtergaele's haunting debut hinges on the events of The Dead Girl's Feast, a local celebration that commemorates an alleged miracle to have occurred in the riverside community.

Dr Ramon Sarró, University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of Africa, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford

Book Launch: Democracies and dictatorships in Latin America: emergence, survival, and fall

Friday, 31 January, 2014 - 17:00

Book Launch Event at the Latin American Centre

Scott Mainwaring and Aníbal Pérez Liñán, Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America: Emergence, Survival, and Fall (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

Presented by Professor Scott Mainwaring (University of Notre Dame).

Professor Scott Mainwaring, University of Notre Dame.

The Brazilian Political Elite: Values, Ideology and Policy Preferences

LAC, St Antony's, Brazilian Political Elite: Values, Ideology and Policy Preferences
Friday, 31 January, 2014 -
08:30 to 16:30
Pavillion Room, St Antony's College

A Research Workshop Analyzing the 7th Wave of the Brazilian Legislative Survey (BLS7) conducted in 2013.

Timothy J. Power (Oxford)
Cesar Zucco Jr. (FGV/EBAPE)
Taylor Boas (Boston University)
Christian Arnold (Oxford)
David Doyle (Oxford)
Nina Wiesehomeier (University of Swansea)
Ben Lauderdale (LSE)
Carlos Pereira (FGV/EBAPE)
Ben Ansell (Oxford)
Andréa Freitas (USP)
Patrick Silva (USP)
Simone Diniz (Universidade Federal do ABC, São Paulo)
Daniela Campello (FGV/EBAPE)
Paulo Visentini (UFRGS and Oxford)
Maria Luiza Gatto (Oxford)
Amy Erica Smith (Iowa State University)
Scott Mainwaring (University of Notre Dame)

The Brazilian Outlook for 2014: Elections, Economy and Mega-Events

Brazilian Outlook, LAC, University of Notre Dame, London
Thursday, 30 January, 2014 -
16:00 to 18:30
University of Notre Dame London Centre

A roundtable discussion co-sponsored by Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame, and Notre Dame London Centre, Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazilian School of Business and Public Administration (EBAPE), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brazilian Studies Programme, Latin American Centre, University of Oxf

Prof Scott Mainwaring (University of Notre Dame)
HE Roberto Jaguaribe (Ambassador of Brazil to the United Kingdom)
Dr Daniella Campello (EBAPE/FGV)
Dr Cesar Zucco Jr. (EBAPE/FGV)
Dr Carlos Pereira (EBAPE/FGV)
Dr Timothy Power (University of Oxford)

Democracy in Argentina: Thirty Years After the Transition

Notre Dame, London, LAC, Argentina, Democracy, Transition
Tuesday, 10 December, 2013 - 16:00
University of Notre Dame London Global Gateway, London

December 10 is a significant day for democracy and human rights in Latin America.

Alicia Castro, Ambassador of Argentina to the United Kingdom
Scott Mainwaring, Conley Professor of Political Science Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow University of Notre Dame
Gabriela Ippolito-O'Donnell, Kellogg Institute Visiting Fellow University of Notre Dame
Philippe Schmitter, Emeritus Professor of Political Science European University Institute
Leigh Payne, Professor of Sociology of Latin America Director, Latin American Centre St. Antony's College, University of Oxford
Guillermo Makin, Senior Research Associate Centre of Latin American Studies University of Cambridge
Warren von Eschenbach, Director, Notre Dame London Centre
Paolo Carozza, Director, Kellogg Institute for International Studies
Tiffany Barnes - Teleconference Moderator Visiting Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies